We are thrilled to be one of the sponsors of Aladdin and the Stolen Stories, which launched on Monday 19 April. Aladdin and the Stolen Stories is a digital storytelling experience by Bradford Literature Festival with Wrongsemble Theatre, as part of Bradford Inspired.
Children of all ages can experience the story of Aladdin like never before in this reimagined tale of adventure, magic and friendship filmed at recognisable locations across the city through a mix of live-action and animation.
Aladdin and the Stolen Stories is set in Bradford and told through five short episodes that will be free to watch on the Bradford Literature Festival website. As the story unfolds, Aladdin and his friends discover a further five stories, the ‘Found Stories’ which will also be available to view for free online – you just need to find them first!
Families can download a ‘Story Map’ for one of six community parks across Bradford, including in our area; Bowling Park, Horton Park and Peel Park.
Follow the map to discover QR code posters hidden in the parks which will lead you to the hidden online episodes. For families who are shielding, Bradford Literature Festival have also created a ‘Stay-at-Home Story Map’ so that you can discover the ‘Found Stories’ without leaving the house.
Accompanying the series is a fun and creative Activity Booklet, available to download for free, so that children can read and play along at home. Hard copies of the Activity Booklets will be distributed to all Bradford Primary Schools, with thanks to distribution partners.
For families and children without access to the internet, DVD’s have been created of all episodes that will also be distributed via distribution partners.
Aladdin and the Stolen Stories is funded by Building A Stronger Britain Together, with additional support from Better Start Bradford, as part of Bradford Inspired.
Alex Spragg, Director of Better Start Bradford, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Bradford Literature Festival and the Aladdin and the Stolen Stories story trail. It’s great that the trail incorporates many of Bradford’s lovely parks and we hope families across the district enjoy getting outdoors and bringing the story to life. We are also excited that the story trail will give people an opportunity to see some of the areas created through our Better Place project.”